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Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by two dragons....

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Title
Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by two dragons....
Names
Housselin, Alexis Louis Pierre (Engraver)
Fourquemin (fl. 1835-1853) (Lithographer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Triptolemus

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-Tri
Topics
Serpents -- Mythology
Wheat
Ceres (Roman deity)
Wreaths
Wings (Anatomy)
Persephone (Greek deity)
Dragons -- To 499
Demeter (Greek deity)
Triptolemus (Greek mythology)
Scepters -- To 499
Proserpina (Roman deity)
Chariots -- Greece
Greeks -- Clothing & dress -- To 499
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: Light foxing around edges and along center fold. Written under image: "Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by two dragons is crowned with myrtle or laurel. He holds a sceptre and a phial into which Ceres pours the cyceon from an oenochoe. Ceres wears a cecryphale over her hair and holds blades of wheat with root on them. Proserpine holds a wreath which she is about to place on a fluted stele as an offering to Triptolemus. A palm tree is at either end. Louvre."
Content: Triptolemus was a person, favored by the gods, who taught the arts of agriculture to humankind. The "dragons" which pulled his chariot are pictured here as snakes curved between the wheels and body of the car. A "phial" was a flat, saucer-like drinking cup. "Cyceon" was a festive or sacrificial drink mixed from such ingredients as wine, honey, flowered water and cheese. An "oenochoe" was a pitcher used to transfer wine from a large bowl into drinking cups. A "cecryphale" was a head-wrap worn by ancient Greek women. A "stele" was a small monument, usually shaped like a pillar or a stone slab.
Source note: Elite des monuments céramographiques : matériaux pour l''histoire des religions et des moeurs de l''antiquité. (Paris : Leleux, 1844-1861) Lenormant, Charles (1802-1859), Author.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : b ; 33 x 51.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 32538e60-c5bf-012f-ce34-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by two dragons.... Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6443-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Triptolemus seated in his winged chariot drawn by two dragons....